Through a partnership with the Henderson County School Systems, the Henderson Area Arts Alliance is able to provide educational art based programming to Henderson County students as well as children and families in our community.
“. . . the arts have been an inseparable part of the human journey; indeed, we depend on the arts to carry us toward the fullness of our humanity. We value them for themselves, and because we do, we believe knowing and practicing them is fundamental to the healthy development of our children’s minds and spirits. That is why, in any civilization – ours included – the arts are inseparable from the very meaning of the term ‘education.’ We know from long experience that no one can claim to be truly educated who lacks basic knowledge and skills in the arts.”
National Standards for Arts Education
Working with local school systems to supplement arts education provided in the schools, HAAA brings arts experiences to area students as audience members, performers, and workshop participants, so that our children can be “truly educated.” Each year, different visiting artists and groups go to schools or the Henderson Fine Arts Center, presenting to and engaging young audience members. This year sees the return of Marc Mero, whose powerful messages last year brought such a positive response, that students and school personnel asked to have him here again! Artists performing in the Main Series, including Fabulous Equinox Orchestra, Annie Moses Band, Sons of Serendip, Dance Kaleidoscope and Popovich Pet Comedy Theatre will offer exciting performances and workshops for area students. And with Kentucky Shakespeare returning for a week long residency grade school students get to experience literature and theatre working together. The Children’s Nutcracker a holiday favorite returns, creating multiple opportunities for young minds to experience the arts!
This year’s arts outreach programming includes:
Fri., Oct. 21, 2016 Fabulous Equinox Orchestra – Area middle & high school band show
Wed. Nov. 9, 2016 Marc Mero Champions of Choice – Middle School Show
Tues. Dec. 13, 2016 Annie Moses Band Christmas Program – Area 5th graders
Tues. Feb. 21, 2017 Sons of Serendip – School Show
Tues.-Fri. March 21-24, 2017 Dance Kaleidoscope – Grade School Residency Week
Thurs., Apr. 13, 2016 Popovich Pet Comedy Theatre – 4th grade show
Please contact us for more information.